Acupuncture for All - A Social Enterprise Model

Anahita received a good education and became an accomplished artisan and educator, and imagined she would have a good future in Iran. But war put paid to her plans and she found herself with no choice but to flee for her life. In the cramped…
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Burning Herbs for a Burning Need: an Interview with Moxa Africa’s Merlin Young

Merlin Young seems to be rather well named. For many tuberculosis sufferers in Uganda and South Africa, the health benefits that they garner from Merlin and his Moxafrica project means he might as well be a real sorcerer, rather than simply…

Melbourne Mum Brings Acupuncture to Australians in Need

Selfie sticks and Burberry may earn the ire of Christine Lee but her real passion remains at the pointy end of health delivery for the disadvantaged. With sleeping babe in arms, Christine recently managed to squeeze in a chat with One Health.…

The Dark Side of the Board

In community sector publications and newsletters I see a lot of information promoting the importance of having a board of directors. Although there definitely comes a point in the growth of an organisation where a board is a necessary and important…

Indigenous Medicine Enterprise Gets a Production Boost

For Lorraine and others at Purple House, the production of their now-famous bush balm was proving increasingly difficult. That was until an Australian company with a big heart stepped in to lend a hand. Our collaborative project with the…

Birthing in a Disaster Zone: Ground Zero in The Philippines

Nearly two years since cyclone Haiyan ravaged the islands of The Philippines, a generous batch of essential oils is making a direct impact in the lives of long-suffering local mothers. Our intrepid Bumi Wadah Collaborative Project continues…
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Birthing Healthy Babies in South East Asia

Dealing with the critical moments of childbirth on a daily basis has not been without heartbreak for Robin Lim’s team at Bumi Sehat: limited funds, natural disasters and an overwhelming work load definitely take their toll. So how does this…

Thousands of Footsteps to Heal Nepalese Feet

After a long and difficult trek, a shipment of footbalm is now providing relief for Nepalese woman enduring an arduous journey through life. Recently our CLAP collaborative project in Nepal received a generous donation of footbalm from The…

Bush Expeditions for At Risk Teens

By his own admission, Andy Hamilton is not particularly skilled at the art of self-promotion, but as a psychologist for the Recre8 bush adventure program, he does have some insightful advice for kids and parents alike. Conducting his practice…
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Creating Change One Sunday at a Time

In 2009 Chris Raine decided to make a life changing decision and since then he hasn’t looked back. Now with over 30,000 followers to his organisation, Hello Sunday Morning, he continues to create his ideal world and be the change for the better.…